This week's topic:
Is ironic bigotry a sign that we are progressing as an inclusive society, or simply intolerance disguised as comedy? Should there be comedy no-go areas, or is everything potentally a joke if it is funny? Do comedy characters such as Ali G expose the ridiculousness of racism, or harmfully perpetuate stereotypes?
The English Debate Club:
Challenge and improve your English skills with lively discussions and debates! Sometimes we stick to debate format, other times it evolves into a general discussion.
Topics will be set at least a week in advance (please feel free to message the group leader with topic suggestions) and participants are welcome to prepare beforehand or wing it - but everyone will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion. Teams will be assigned on the night, so be prepared to argue either side of the debate. There will be some preparation time once teams are assigned.
Focus will be on crafting arguments in English, phrasing for emphasis and expanding vocabulary at an advanced level. Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills very welcome also!